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Cairo railway station fire kills 20 after train's fuel tank explodes

Posted: 4:41 AM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 10:41:55Z
Cairo railway station fire kills 20 after train's fuel tank explodes

Twenty people were killed and 40 others injured in a fire at Egypt's busiest railway station Wednesday morning, the country's health ministry said according to state TV.

Cairo's central Ramses station was set ablaze after a train collided with the platform and its fuel tank exploded, state-run news site Al-Ahram reported, citing security sources.

Images posted on social media showed charred bodies at the busy station in the heart of the capital. Other photos posted online showed the charred platform and black smoke billowing from the station.

This story is developing. Updates will follow.